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31st Dec '17 3:55:20 PM ImpudentInfidel
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Werewolves are generally referred to as undead. Despite uncertainty as to whether they truly should be categorized along with Zombies and Vampires the consensus seems to be "they're big and scary, they come from Überwald, and if you stab them with a sword they don't die. What more do you want?" Angua and her family also act rather dog-like; they don't like the B.A.T.H. word or hearing "Vet"--Vimes at one point deliberately pauses saying Lord Vetinari's name just to mess with them--and at one point Angua laments the difficulty of walking past lamp posts without...well, you know. She also kept squeezing a dog's squeaky toy during a conversation and after she left, had to consciously come back to put it down. This is discussed in the books as a logical progression: Dogs are, essentially, wolves that were given human traits. Werewolves are wolves that are partly human.

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Werewolves are generally referred to as undead. Despite uncertainty as to whether they truly should be categorized along with Zombies and Vampires the consensus seems to be "they're big and scary, they come from Überwald, and if you stab them with a sword they don't die. What more do you want?" Angua and her family also act rather dog-like; they don't like the B.A.T.H. word or hearing "Vet"--Vimes at one point deliberately pauses saying Lord Vetinari's name just to mess with them--and at one point Angua laments the difficulty of walking past lamp posts without...well, you know. She also kept squeezing a dog's squeaky toy during a conversation and after she left, had to consciously come back to put it down. This is discussed in the books as a logical progression: Dogs are, essentially, wolves that were given human traits. Werewolves are wolves that are partly human. Her first few books refer to Angua's "wolf" form looking more like a pedigree wolfhound than an actual wolf (her being able to pass as one was a major plot point in ''Jingo''), although this was abandoned by the time her family was introduced.
27th Dec '17 4:23:52 PM Wyldchyld
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* What do you get if you mix this trope with a choose-your-own-adventure story written by random people on the Internet? You get the werewolves at ''[[http://cyoc.net Choose Your Own Change!]]'' '''Warning''': May not be sfw since it is a FetishFuel station (registration required). Both PoesLaw and SturgeonsLaw are in full effect.

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* What do you get if you mix this trope with a choose-your-own-adventure story written by random people on the Internet? You get the werewolves at ''[[http://cyoc.net Choose Your Own Change!]]'' '''Warning''': May not be sfw since it is a FetishFuel fetish station (registration required). Both PoesLaw and SturgeonsLaw are in full effect.
13th Dec '17 3:07:09 PM bfunc
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* Music/PaulAndStorm's "Cruel, Cruel Moon" is a pretty humorous song about a guy whose wife has become a werewolf.

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* Music/PaulAndStorm's "Cruel, Cruel Moon" is a pretty humorous song [[LyricalDissonance jaunty, upbeat song]] about a guy whose wife wife/girlfriend has become a werewolf.werewolf. The chorus is a plea to the moon not to come out tonight, because "when you shine, that baby of mine will" ... followed by a description of what she's going to do, which gets longer and more gory with each repetition of the chorus.
13th Dec '17 2:44:08 AM johnnye
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', 'wargs' are people who can telepathically borrow the bodies of animals in dreams. Their human body stays the same, however if they are killed while their spirit is within an animal they will be trapped there. All of the Stark children are wargs with a special connection to their pet direwolves. This ability manifests only in worshippers of the Old Gods that descent from the first people that populated Westeros. In the south, where people worship The Seven (a CrystalDragonJesus version of Christianity) the memory of wargs has been perverted over time, leading southerners to believe that wargs do physically transform into wolves (and have a craving for human flesh).

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', 'wargs' are people who can telepathically borrow the bodies of animals in dreams. They're not limited to wolves, but these are seen as good candidates for several reasons. Their human body stays the same, however although if they are it is killed while their spirit is within an animal they will be trapped there. All of the Stark children are wargs with a special connection to their pet direwolves. This ability manifests only in worshippers of the Old Gods that descent from the first people that populated Westeros. In the south, where people worship The Seven (a CrystalDragonJesus version of Christianity) centralised religion) the folk memory of wargs has been mythologised and perverted over time, leading southerners to believe that wargs wars (if they exist at all) do physically transform into wolves (and wolves, have a craving for human flesh).flesh, and can transform others into wargs with a bite.
7th Dec '17 1:11:56 PM CountDorku
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* The Abomination in ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon''is a particularly weird variant. Empowered by a demon bound within his body, he changes into a horned, skinless wolf-man at will (a few effects, such as random-action afflictions or Crimson Curse bloodlust, can force him to change without the player's command). In his human form, he's hung with cursed chains, and can manifest small amounts of demonic power to spit toxic bile at enemies; in monster form, he has three abilities that all boil down to variations on "maim". Witnessing his transformation is very stressful, and his own stress goes up every round he's in beast form. The most devoutly religious teammates - the Leper, Vestal, Crusader and Flagellant - flatly refuse to associate with him under any circumstances.
5th Dec '17 9:44:54 PM Keeyla
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* The infamous Cantina Scene from ''Film/ANewHope'' showed a [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Shistavanen Shistavenen]], which though not werewolves certainly fit the bill of "[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:Shistavanen_NEGAS.jpg wolfman]]". The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse gives us "wyrwulves", the nonsentient canine immature form of the Codru-Ji; [=KotOR=] also provides [[TheVirus rakghouls]], who in terms of transforming someone who has been bitten fall squarely between werewolves and zombies with a dash of BodyHorror.

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* The infamous Cantina Scene from ''Film/ANewHope'' showed a [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Shistavanen Shistavenen]], Shistavanen]], which though not werewolves certainly fit the bill of "[[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/File:Shistavanen_NEGAS.jpg wolfman]]". The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse gives us "wyrwulves", the nonsentient canine immature form of the Codru-Ji; [=KotOR=] also provides [[TheVirus rakghouls]], who in terms of transforming someone who has been bitten fall squarely between werewolves and zombies with a dash of BodyHorror.
2nd Dec '17 11:19:19 AM DinoMaurus
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** Speaking of Guaraní mythology, they have stories about a being known as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luison Luisón]], who was the seventh son of Tau and Kerana and was the most accursed of them all. He was usually described as an extremely ugly, vaguely humanoid-looking monstrous canine with a [[EvilSmellsBad rather fetid smell]] and was often associated with death, to the point he served a similar role as TheGrimReaper in some tales. He was said to dwell in cemeteries, burial grounds and his only source of food was the rotting flesh of corpses. In some versions, Luisón only appears on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday night, and it was said that if Luisón passes through a person's legs, said person will transform into a Luisón themselves. With the arrival of European settlers, many legends began to mix with those of the foreigners and changed, and Luisón's myth merged so much with other stories of werewolves that he eventually ended up regarded as being another generic werebeast.
10th Nov '17 1:15:56 PM FlecktarnWolf
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* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has [[http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Warwick Warwick]]. Once a mercenary, he obtained a fully controllable version of lycanthropy as punishment for genocide. He hardly leaves his new form and is mentally the same (which isn't all that different from a wilder mindset). Essentially Soraka's punishment made things a hell of a lot worse.

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* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'' has [[http://leagueoflegends.wikia.com/wiki/Warwick Warwick]]. Once His backstory has been changed to be more-or-less a mercenary, lycanthropic [[ComicBook/ThePunisher Punisher]] with steampunk additions to his anatomy, stalking his home city and hunting down the guilty as he obtained a fully controllable version of lycanthropy as punishment tried to get revenge for genocide. what was done to him. He hardly leaves is noted to be sapient and capable of speech, but his new form and mind is mentally notably clouded by the same (which isn't all transformation, though how much of that different from a wilder mindset). Essentially Soraka's punishment made things a hell of a lot worse.is due to the gigantic hypodermic injector grafted into his spine remains to be seen.
7th Nov '17 2:56:57 AM Tyk5919
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* ''Literature/{{TOT}}'': Maximus Slade is a strange case, as his appearance describes him as being a scruffy, bipedal black wolf, and he has the ability to speak clear English (albeit in a gruff voice). Maximus also never shifts into a human, and reveals that after turning into a werewolf, he stayed in his lycan form for so long that it became permanent. He never ages and also has RegeneratingHealth, and can live through getting a ''shotgun blast'' to the face. The only quality he shares with most werewolves in fiction is that he's vulnerable to silver.
27th Oct '17 2:21:28 PM AHI-3000
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* ''ComicBook/AgeOfTheWolf'': The werewolves that show up to herald the end of humanity are initially fairly standard lycantropes for the most part, turning at the sight of the full moon into bestial predators and [[TheVirus spreading their infection through bites]]. Then over the course of a few decades the werewolves evolve from purely feral creatures to sapient WolfMan people with their own civilization that aims to hunt down and replace the remaining humans. At one point the female Alpha also resurrects several [[NonHumanUndead buried werewolf corpses]] to lay a trap for the heroine.

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* ''ComicBook/AgeOfTheWolf'': The werewolves that show up to herald the end of humanity are initially fairly standard lycantropes lycanthropes for the most part, turning at the sight of the full moon into bestial predators and [[TheVirus spreading their infection through bites]]. Then over the course of a few decades the werewolves evolve from purely feral creatures to sapient WolfMan people with their own civilization that aims to hunt down and replace the remaining humans. At one point the female Alpha also resurrects several [[NonHumanUndead buried werewolf corpses]] to lay a trap for the heroine.



* Myth/ClassicalMythology has one of the oldest examples of a werewolf. A king named Lycaon tried to serve [[ImAHumanitarian the flesh of his own son Nyctimus]] as a [[HumanSacrifice meal for Zeus]]. But instead, [[EveryoneHasStandards Zeus punished Lycaon]] by changing him into a wolf. We call the belief in werewolves '[[AKindOfOne lycantropy]]' ever since.

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* Myth/ClassicalMythology has one of the oldest examples of a werewolf. A king named Lycaon tried to serve [[ImAHumanitarian the flesh of his own son Nyctimus]] as a [[HumanSacrifice meal for Zeus]]. But instead, [[EveryoneHasStandards Zeus punished Lycaon]] by changing him into a wolf. We call the belief in werewolves '[[AKindOfOne lycantropy]]' lycanthropy]]' ever since.
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